When Florida consumers buy medication over the counter or on prescription, they naturally want to feel confident that it would not harm them in any way. Consumers typically trust authorities to withdraw dangerous products that may cause personal injury from the shelves of retailers. Some manufacturers are proactive and initiate recall actions as soon as a product defect is identified, thereby limiting incidents of injury or worse.
One such a voluntary recall was recently announced by Allergan, a manufacturer that produces various eye-care products. The company became aware of the problem after receiving user complaints about eye ointments that were contaminated. Complaints included customers reporting foreign particles in their eyes, blurred vision, pain and swelling caused by superficial eye injuries.